Collingwood Shines In England Victory
England 161-4 (Collingwood 47no) beat
West Indies 160 (Bravo 50, Broad 4-46) by six wickets
Second One Day International, Bristol
Paul Collingwood starred with an excellent all-round performance as England went 1-0 up in their One Day International series against the West Indies with a six-wicket win in Bristol.
Stuart Broad and Paul Collingwood shared seven wickets as England bowled the West Indies out for 160 and Collingwood was unbeaten on 47 as England cruised home in 36 overs.
England won the toss and invited the West Indies to bat first and four wickets from Broad and three from Collingwood made that look like the right decision.
Broad had Lendl Simmons trapped in front and Ramnaresh Sarwan caught behind for ducks and he returned to close out the innings with the wickets of Sulieman Benn (1) and Ravi Rampaul (7), caught by Ravi Bopara and Graeme Swann respectively.
Swann chipped in with the key wicket of Chris Gayle, clean bowled after having made 31 in 28 balls with three fours and two sixes. From 44 for three in the tenth over, the tourists partially recovered with Dwayne Bravo making 50 in 58 balls and Shivnarine Chanderpaul 27 but they were the only other batsmen to make much of an impression.
Collingwood's medium pace accounted for Bravo and Keiron Pollard (8), both bowled and he had Denesh Ramdin trapped in front, also for eight to finish with three for 15.
Tim Bresnan was the other man to take a wicket, grabbing the key scalp of Chanderpal who was caught by captain Andrew Strauss.
Strauss fell early when he misjudged a pull and was caught by Sammy off Jerome Taylor for four, and although Prior (11), Bopara (43) and Owais Shah (38) fell, England were always in control, Eoin Morgan marking his debut with an unbeaten two alongside Collingwood, who hit four fours and six to close out the game.
Morgan made his debut for England in the absence of Kevin Pietersen due to an Achilles injury.
The first match at Headingley earlier in the week was washed out and the match is West Indian captain Chris Gayle's 200th ODI appearance.
England: Andrew Strauss (captain), Ravi Bopara, Owais Shah, Eoin Morgan, Paul Collingwood, Matthew Prior, Dimitri Mascarenhas, Tim Bresnan, Stuart Broad, Graeme Swann, James Anderson
West Indies: Chris Gayle (captain), Lendl Simmons, Ramnaresh Sarwan, Shivnarine Chanderpaul, Dwayne Bravo, Keiron Pollard, Darren Sammy, Denesh Ramdin, Jerome Taylor, Sulieman Benn, Ravi Rampaul
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